The Professor

Challenge South Australia

My Activity Tracking


I am back in the saddle for another Smiddy Challenge ride

In March next year, I am saddling up again and taking on the Smiling for Smiddy South Australia Challenge with 70 other committed Smiddy riders to raise critically needed funds to support our cancer research. Cycling 670 km and more than 7000 m in climbing over five days (I am old, so this is really going to hurt!) is definitely the hard way to raise research funding!  

With the support you have already provided us, my laboratory is developing a new drug treatment that we are hoping to have in clinical trial in 2024 for ovarian cancer.  This will be a first in human trial for our novel combination therapy for a cancer that has few effective treatments.  It will be run from Mater hospital in Brisbane. If it is successful, we will take it into trial for melanoma soon after. This has the potential to make a real difference in patients who are currently without a viable treatment option.  You will also be supporting the research of my colleagues at Mater Research in developing new diagnostics and treatments for ovarian, breast and pancreatic cancers.  We have a great opportunity a big impact on the suffering a lot of families in Queensland, Australia and across the world. 

As part of my challenge I’m aiming to raise $5000 to support our world leading research at Mater Research—Mater’s world-class research institute. 

And this is where I need your help.

Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories. 

Will you support our research by making a donation to my fundraising page today?

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Basil Harvey

Keep riding for as long as you can Brian!


Andrew Axton


Gavin Kirk-lauritsen

I know you will get it done BG !


Sam Bristow

Enjoy it Brian


Mark Connolly


Brian Gabrielli



Money raised from the sMater Student Bake sale


Helen Gabrielli

Enjoy your ride around Adelaide, and enjoy your time off the bike more!!!


Maria Jones

You'll still keep up with the peloton, Professor Brian! You're not that old!



go hard old man


Angelika Ferguson


Duncan Walker


Alex Douglas

Love the passion BG And we know you like doing it the Hard way



Go Team!


Oliver Werger

Best wishes from Jacinta and Oliver


Catherine And Norman Whittaker

Another courageous ride to support research. Well done! Hope you enjoy the ride too.


Richard & Paula Gabrielli


Robert And Angela Gunningham

Good Luck Brian


David Frosty


Rick Gates

Go well Brian!


Nick Stevens

Good on you Brian


Jenny’s Melting Moments

You’re a legend Prof. Enjoy the ride.


Tim Whiteside


Jake Gratten

Good on you Brian


Gaery Barbery


Craig Day

From your Abergowrie Class mate.


Julia Raggatt


Peter Bryant

Good luck next week G-wagon!!


Helen And Norm Case

Great effort, Brian


Peter Macgregor

Ride Well Brian


Teresa Gabrielli

Well done.